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December 14, 2012

Nobody in starring role for Sooners

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NORMAN —

“We’re getting a lot of open looks because no one really knows who we’re trying to get the ball to,” Pledger said.

“Whoever is hot,” M’Baye said. “Our plan to run our regular motion (offense) and recognize who is hot and who is not. We have a lot of weapons and a lot of guys who can step up and score. I think everyone is in a position to score.”

The benefits were clear-cut in the second half of the Arkansas game. The Sooners shot 64 percent from the floor and nearly rallied from a double-digit deficit to win.

However, the non-conference schedule is winding down. After the Texas A&M game, OU has just three more games before the Big 12 opener at West Virginia on Jan. 5.

Roles can change over the 18-game conference schedule, but teams typically have an identity by the time conference play begins.

The Sooners believe they have one. Having a multiple players carry the offensive load is part of their personality.

“The exciting thing about where we’re at is I think, potentially, all of those guys can play better,” Kruger said. “Getting them to do that is another story. But there’s a lot of potential for growth.”

John ShinnFollow me @john_shinnjshinn@normantranscript.com

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